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-israel platform. you have to wonder why it happened in the first place. president obama as candidate in 2008, saying it was his personal belief jerusalem was and always will be the capital of israel. whose brilliant idea was to take it out of the platform? still a bit of a mystery today. nobody is saying who it might have been. watch this exchange between myself and dnc chairman debbie wasserman schultz last evening after that revote. why was it dropped in the first place? i understand clarification or the rewrite, whatever, why was that language 2kr07d in the first place? >> essentially like i said it was technical correction when we realized that needed clarification on president obama realized his personal view about jerusalem being israel's capital and always remaining israel's capital wasn't in the platform he made sure we took the pretty, at least in terms of recent history, a pretty unprecedented step of amending our platform in the middle of the convention. >> reporter: same thing with the word god being taken out of the platform. nobody could explain why that happened. debbie wasser
obama, another good night for them. >> affable, effective, as a democrat, it doesn't get any better. i'm sitting here, i'm giddy, i mean, this is exactly what barack obama needed. mending fences, bringing people together, understanding the facts. and i liked the way president clinton talked about the universe the republicans have painted president obama in, that they are not in reality, they are not in the real world. he even used the word "hate," and i'm glad he addressed this tonight, because you have to understand the climate before you can have the healing, and he also talked about a dysfunctional washington saying it doesn't have to be a blood sport and documented the kinds of things that he worked on with republicans and really in a roundabout way, gave the country hope that we can get together and we should be and it's a responsibility for elected officials to get to the point where they can work together. so, and, of course, he talked about philosophy, which i think is important about owning your own, you know, philosophy of owning your own health care, owning your own retireme
by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: in a campaign season all about jobs president obama tries to convince america to let him keep his. live from the democratic convention, this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good eveningment i'm bret baier. this is the final night of the democratic gathering and time warner cable arena in charlotte. tonight, the president will make his case for re-election to millions of americans. a case, senior aides say will include a specific road ahead. ed henry reports in the smaller venue, the president will be competing not just with mitt romney, but with his democratic predecessor and himself. >> reporter: after wrapping nims the arms of president bill clinton and the policies that created millions more jobs than he has, behind closed doors, president obama quickly went back to work on his speech late in the night. with one close advisor telling fox he is always tinkering with big addresses like his first acceptance speech in 2008. the editing process on this one continued right down to the wire today. as the president also convened a conferenc
obama's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter will our guest. also we'll talk to democratic party leader and senate majority whip dick durbin. new york senator chuck consumer. illinois governor pat quinn. and will.i.am of the black eyed peas. >> whoo. >> that's the one you whoo about? that is it for us. let's get right to cnn newsroom. see you back here tomorrow morning. >>> are we looking at 2012 or 2016 here? show stopper. karina victoria caught on the dnc stadium cam and stealing her father's big moment and getting a whole lot of buzz this morning. >>> stern warning. the head of the navy s.e.a.l.s comes out swinging. this morning how t pentagon will handle this very sticky situation. >>> scare on the lake. a bizarre accident all caught on camera. the boaters caught by surprise after hitting another boat's wake. couldn't get enough of this one this morning. >>> and kickoff. the nfl season begins for real today. tonight's showdown, the dallas cowboys face the new york giants. but will the replacement refs keep up? "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. thank you so mu
. tonight night two of the democratic convention puts the famous clinton/obama drama to work for the democratic campaign. and the auto bailout. elizabeth warren, the nuns on the bus, planned parenthood, mitt romney's bain capital legacy, and not in a good way. an undocumented immigrant speaking for the first time in convention history. if last night was for the first lady and tomorrow is for the president, tonight is all about hardball politics. msnbc's primetime coverage of the democratic national convention night two begins right now. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow here at msnbc headquarters in new york. i'm with ed shultz and reverend al sharpton and chris hayes as well as steve schmidt. our fence lawrence o'donnell will be joining us shortly as well. and leading our coverage from charlotte, north carolina, from the site of the democratic convention this year is our friend and colleague chris matthews and a lot of his friends who he is there with. chris, you're a very popular man in charlotte tonight. i've got to you if tonight is essentially afterglow fro
polled believe that president obama deserves to be reelected. 54% say he does not. when asked if they're satisfied with president obama's handling of the economy, one out of every two people said, no, not satisfied, and with some 52% saying that they feel like the country is in worse overall condition than it was four years ago, these polls help define the challenge for the president and his team here at the democratic national convention. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on foxnews.com live. put these in perspective for us. >> well, look, here's the deal. the president knew all along what you and i have talked about, what your viewers have talked about is this, there are two questions in every re-election effort, and the first question is, does this guy, is this guy the guy you want to keep in the job? and then the second question is, is the other guy worth the risk? is he worthy of this challenge? and the president at this moment with just 63 days left until the election headed to charlotte to try to still rally his base has to admit t
. president obama and mitt romney are neck and neck and both back in battle ground states. mitt romney is setting his sights on virginia. we'll have live coverage . edhenry is travel the president and karl cameron covering mitt romney. ed is in seminole, florida. >> great to see you, we are not two months out . final sprint. and we see both of the candidates criss crossing the same battle grounds. mitt romney went to iowa and new hampshire where they are trying to get a post convention bounce. president in st. pete area where mitt romney had his convention. bottom line, florida has a mother load of electoral votes. 29 of them. this is why the president -- >> all we have to offer is the same prescription they had for 30 years. tax cuttings, tax cuts. and got a few regulation and more tax cuts. and tax cuts when times are good and tax cuts when times are bad and tax cut to help you lose extra pound and tax cut to help your love life. >>> and you hear that. they are going after mitt romney on the issue of tax cuts. the president is trying to make the case there is a clear choice in the el
a corner. president obama asked voters to hang on and give him a second term. some 368,000 americans just quit hanging on and completely gave up looking for work last month. the august jobs report shows only 96,000 jobs were added to our economy last month. that's a whole lot less than expected. the unemployment rate fell to 8.1%, moving in the right direction but only because so many people gave up looking for work. only 63% of working-age adults are in the workforce, that is the lowest level since 1981. translates to nearly 9 million able-bodnear nearly 9 million able body deed adults not getting a paycheck. back then 275 jobs were ordered. it slumped to 245,000 in june. august 96,000. this news comes as the candidates kick their general election campaigns into high gear. we are waiting for reaction from president obama, he's in the key battle state of new hampshire speaking at this hourment he's been talking for a few minutes but has yet to mention the job report. if he does we'll check it out. mitt romney is attending a rally in iowa. earlier he spoke to bret baier about the jobs repo
, michelle obama and others set the stage. tonight president obama prepares to make his case for reelection. >>> exactly two months ago 'til election day and the stakes could not be higher. the economy, immigration, health care and war. with most polls suggesting this race is a dead heat, the president just hours away from making his pitch to all of us. plus democratic damage control? >> it was not intentional. absolutely not. sometimes there are technical corrections. >> shep: party leaders say putting god and jerusalem in their platform is in the past. >> all those delegates in favor eye aye. >> aye. >> all those opposed say no. >> no. >> shep: nobody will say who took it out in the first place. now republicans are weighing in. >> if you've ever seen a demonstration of an obama-led incompetency, it was on that floor yesterday. >> shep: tonight political distractions on the president's big night. but first now, three hours away from president obama's acceptance speech. four years ago, he became the first democrat to win north carolina in more than 30 years. tonight he'll be on the road to
tonight. >> cenk: and we've invisible obama in the house. then we'll tell you about t millionaire donors. >> he was not something that senator blunt was eager to talk about. senator, can you answer the question? >> cenk: michael shure talked to brian ross about that story. really interesting. don't miss that. and then later in the program it turns out huge parts of the osama bin laden raid were made up. >> they walked by and said, are you guys ready? can you pull this off? i'm pretty sure they said, yes absolutely. >> cenk: right before the show people came up and said, are you all ready. we shook hands and said yes. you know why? because it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: so last night everybody of course thought mitt romney's speech was going to be the big moment at the end of the republican national convention. it turns out we were wrong. the big moment was president obama. invisible obama's. so let's break down the convention for you. first clint eastwood came out. this is what we were referencing. he gave a rambling unfortunate speech where he was talking to an inadvisable oba
, florida, to sit down with president obama. scott, what did the president have to say? >> pelley: noragreat to be with you this morning. the the president and mr. romney have so many campaign stops in florida and ohio, it almost looks like they're running for governor. but we caught up with the president in st. petersburg, as you said, and one of the things we wanted to ask him about is how things would change in a second obama term. we pointed out to the president, of course, if he is re-elected, it is very likely that john boehner will still be speaker of the house, and paul ryan will still be the chairman of the budget committee. so i wanted to know from the president how they would try to achieve a grand bargain on the budget with all of the players remaining the same. here's a little bit of what the president had to say. if you win, will you be willing to compromise? what are you willing to give in order to complete this grand bargain on the budget that has failed? >> well, keep in mind that the trillion dollars that we cut, you know, was a painful exerse. there are some programs that
carolina. some troubling polls for president obama. new content one day before he accepts his party's nomination. welcome to a special edition of american life. i am megyn kelly reporting live from the democratic national convention in charlotte. we are told the american idol winner is about to take the stage for the better part of two hours. just up, the dnc's plans to hold the bank of america stage speech has been moved. folks are taking everything down. instead, the president will speak from here at the smaller, time warner cable arena. concerns about possible severe weather tomorrow night. however, a top democratic official also told fox news that there were fears it would be difficult to fill the 74,000 seat stadium. a series of new polls signaling for team obama. the president's favorability dropping. 47% in april, he was up 54%. among women, the numbers are even more concerning for the president. there has been a sharp drop. 46% say that they have a favorable opinion of the president, but in april, it was that 67%. look at that. the female vote is crucial for the president. i
lost their case for barack obama's reelection at the convention in north carolina. at the same time the national debt crosses a record $16 trillion. and are you better off today than four years ago? the obama folks are not too sure welcome to "the willis report." hello, everybody. the democratic national convention in full gear in north carolina. president obama barely tested 2008. joining me now, the daily colonist. two of my favorites. i'm going to start with you. it's time to start this. nail down those independents. what the democrats need to do tonight? >> i think that they have to do a couple of different things. they have to try to tap in a subtle way to my guest on the don't want to be too heavy-handed, remind people that they're better off without spending too much time on this. lay out a vision for the future. michele will be talking tonight, and she wants to spend time talking about her husband's character and values and what kind of mantillas. i think i would expect her to really try to convince people that she is the one who is not just the most competent, but somebody
: president obama is opening up a new line of attack against governor romney against medicare, as he swings through florida and a large population of retired americans. he is expected to have a new study that says that governor romney's plan would cost retirees thousands more out of pocket. i'm shannon bream. we go to ed henry, traveling with the president in melbourn, florida. >> reporter: good to see you. the president started off with a joke saying, the most important thing i am going on say -- football starts today. they are here in florida. they have been watching college football yesterday and pro football kicks off today and high gear of a final day of this campaign with the general election. we are under two months. the president wants to talk about medicare, shift the focus from jobs, after the weak jobs report on friday. let's take a listen. >> because i saw too many jobs disappearing overseas, too many families struggling with the costs that keep on going up, even though paychecks are not going up. too many people racking up more and more debt, just to make the mortgage or pay po
. will they dig deeper? a lot of this campaign has been successful for president obama because he's able to keep it simple, stupid and stay on the surface and use buzz words like billionaires and millionaires and class warfare. i am onering if he will say the unemployment rate goes . are percent. >> steve: talking about the unemployment, he diverted. what the president was doing yesterday. he was attacking mr. mitt romney and mr. ryan on their plan to fix medicare. i thought this was interesting . if the same share of americans are in the office. the actul unemployment rate would be len and half percent. underemployment figure is the number of people who have begin up working or have taken a part-time job currently at 14.7 percent. and the participation rate of people in the work force is in the lowest level in 30iers. >> brian: that goes to your point gretchen. president obama has a great shot of winning, as bill clinton said. you don't need president obama or mitt romney speak. i have to change this and i think the other guy can do it >> steve: you have a neighbor that is impacted with that. >
this morning" from the site of the democratic convention in charlotte. >>> michelle obama tells voters the president knows what they're going through. >>> tonight, former president bill clinton will take center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. >>> gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. >>> and we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting man. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i have seen first-hand that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [ applause ] >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio, gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. >>> nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to fl
up some votes in florida. and john carter says as usual obama showed poise and genuine ease with a regular guy. here's a good question. can you imagine romney in a similar situation? guy who picked up romney. romney would have made a face as if the guy was diseased or something. romney would not have known how to handle it. no doubt about it! >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." . [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey hello everybody. good to see you today. this is tuesday, september 11th. and this is the "full court press" on current tv. welcome to the program. good to see you. we'll talk about the meaning of september 11th here, the day we have to remember and reflect upon how great it is to be americans and what a great loss we suffered 11 years ago today. also time to get into some of the other issues. 26,000 teachers on strike in chicago. this time, they're not striking against a republican governor, scott walker or republican governor john kasich or republican governor chris christie. but dem
perdue, ted strickland, now a national co-chair of obama's e re-election campaign and actor and musician jeff bridges will be with us tomorrow morning as well. he'll be performing on the main stage at carolina fest 2012. right now we have to get to cnn newsroom with zoraida. >> i thought were you going to take another hour. >> no, all you. >>> happening now in the newsroom are you better off now than four years ago? it is the question this morning as the nation's focus turns from tampa to charlotte and the democratic national convention. all of this as we wait on f friday's very important jobs report. >>> runaway truck. runaway truck. amazing video to show you. a monster truck mishap, losing control and careening right into a crowd. >>> and how do you spell relief? as millions of us are taking a long labor day weekend, where are the lower gas prices we heard about last week? plus, royal rappelling from high above london. the duke of york, yes, almost 100 feet in the air. see what it's like going down the side of a skyscraper. and roddick stays alive, staving off retirement a
." wolf. >>> martin, thanks very much. happening now, brand new poll results show president obama's approval rating passing a very important milestone. also, on this an ser vary of 9/11, we'll hear the president strongly defend one of the united states' deadliest and most effective weapons against would-be terrorists. and in a cnn exclusive, the brother of al qaeda's top leader now says there is a way to reconciliation and peace. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room"." >>> all that coming up. we begin with a very public and new escalation of some tension between president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu. israeli sources tell me the white house at least for now has rejected prime minister netanyahu's request to meet with him later this month to discuss iran's nuclear program. the israelis were told a meeting isn't possible because of the president's schedule, schedule won't permit it even when they offer to have the prime minister come to washington from new york where he'll be addressing the united nations. the white house is pushing back saying the presiden
>>> the first lady front and center. michelle obama ready to seize the spotlight on night one of the democratic convention. >>> everything people own, look at that, left in heaps on the curb. exposing the true extent of damage from hurricane isaac. good morning to you. welcome to "early start". i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> and i'm john berman in charlotte, north carolina live at the cnn grill. the convention gavels to order in the afternoon. then the party will spend the next three days trying to sell the message that we are, in fact, better off now than we were four years ago. they have had trouble with that one so far. they suggest they would have a better plan for the future. tonight's main attraction, first lady michelle obama and castro. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, you have inside information for the obama contain and what the goals are for these three days. >> first of all, they say they want to chrrystallize the visio. when you look at the economy between barack obama and mitt romney. and they're also going to talk about building a middleclass from the m
barack obama during the 2008 election and he continues in that role today. welcome to all of you. thank you for being here. i will turn things over to ron and joe. >> can everybody hear me out there? year ago. bill, do you want to join us? that way he does now have to talk back and forth between us. joel, i appreciate coming. >> good to be here. >> this is a follow up on a conversation we had last week in tampa with ron kaufman when we talk a little bit about race and politics. it made a little bit of news. this is something you and i have talked about over the years and we have agreed to disagree. do you think the president's race is the factor at all in this election? >> we talked a lot about it in 2008. president obama, when he was running in 2008 said, " i won't win this election because i am african-american and i won't lose this race because i am african-american parco i think that was true then and i think it is true today. there is a lot the on in this country coming in this world, they are concerned about. this election is about big things in their lives. he has been present fo
. president obama is in florida looking to pick up the state's treasure trove of 29 electoral votes. any moment he is xooptd to take the stage. ed henry is traveling with the president. what is happening there? >> reporter: final steps of the campaign, two months to go. they are shadowing each other. yesterday it was governor romney going to iowa and new hampshire that the president went to to try to get a bounce of the national convention. today as the president in florida starting a bus tour. that is where governor romney had the republican national convention. this is key because of the electoral votes, but the real clear politics average how tight it is. it is basically 47.3% for the president. 46.7% for mitt romney. can't get much closer than that. the president is trying to sort of get those few undecided voters in his camp. there is a huge choice both on medicare and affects senior citizens but the economy. he was mocking mitt romney earlier for being obsessed. >> all he has to offer is the same prescription they've had for 30 years. tax cuts, tax cuts, got a few gut a few regulat
. on the presidential campaign trail. mitt romney and president obama in states where voters will decide the outcome of the election. no slowing down on their fight who can put americans back to work. the problem for millions of americans. only 93,000 jobs create not enough to fuel a real recovery . 368,000 people left the work force and gave up looking for work . governor romney campaigning in the swing state of virginia saying that's not what hard-working americans deserve. he placed the blame on president obama for lack of leadership. >> this president has not fulfilled his promises and went to the democratic convention and had a lot of wonderful things to say but he didn't say what he would do to help people out of unemployment or poor back to the middle class. he doesn't have a plan or any idea and we have to make sure he doesn't have any more day white house ever january. -- after january. >> president obama in florida making a stop in tampa and orlando and president firing back at republican criticism that america has fallen into deline and accusing governor mitt romney of same talking pointo
machine, and was taking on john mccain. at that point the obama posters were fresh and new, hadn't faded yet. to some degree we're going to be remind the of the 2008. the comparisons will be made. i don't think there's going to be the same excitement in the convention hall for barack obama that there was last time around. people are going to be asking why that is, and it's going to have something to do with the obama record. it's going to have something to do with the way he's conducted his presidency. that's something democrats are going to have to explain. >> 30 seconds. >> the president was not challenged in the primaries. a new president seeking re-election. if he wins, he will be for the second time truly historic. the last time we elected with an employment rate above as it raying raying. it dropped continuously the year before. a plummet raise has not dropped. it's ticked upped in recent months. if president obama winds, it will be because of demographic shifts, his ability to persuade voters. it's better than the alternative. be historic. >> we will see you both in charlotte. c-s
. >> the white house says president obama's thoughts and prayers are with the family of a florida police officer who died in a crash during i presidential motorcade. upter police officer bruce saint laurent was killed when a pickup truck hit his motorcycle. it is being investigated as vehicular homicide. >>> new campaign fund-raising numbers out for the president. his campaign says it raised more than mitt romney in the month of august with a total of $114 million to romney's 111 million. on the campaign trail in florida sunday president obama told supporters his opponents are not very good when it comes to crunching numbers. >> they couldn't answer questions about how they pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in new defense spending without raising taxes on the middle class. that's not bold leadership. >> the latest tracking poll shows a post-convention bounce. the president leading mitt romney 49% to 44%. that's up from just 1 percentage point before democratic national convention. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney campaigns in ohio today in an interview on nbc's "
to weather.com. >>> a critical day unfolding on the campaign trail. both president obama, mitt romney taking their messages to key battleground states after both sizes made their case at the conventions. the president started his day in st. petersburg, florida, where he thanked president clinton for his convention speech and threw in a little humor. >> after he spoke somebody send out a tweet -- you should appoint him secretary of explaining stuff. i like that. secretary of explaining stuff. although i have to admit it didn't really say stuff. i cleaned that up a little bit. >> oh, my goodness. that was a good one. nbc's kristen welker is traveling with the president in the st. petersburg area. you're in seminal. what are we hearing from the president today that we actually can say on the air? just kidding. >> reporter: quite a bit, alex. a lot of people got a laugh out of that, by the way. the president is kicking off a two-day bus tour here in seminole and he's really trying to continue any bounce he may have gotten from the democratic national convention. but as you know, that has been ma
than when president obama took office. and 15 million more are on food stamps. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. we shoul'teasure compassion by how many pele are on wee. hosuomio by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. i'm mitt romney, and i approved this message. >> i think that ad just makes my odorning, it's thursday, september 27th, as you take a look at a wet times square in new york city. i'm in chicago this morning, but with us in new york city wh willie geist, our national affairs editor for "new york" magazine andnbit analyst, john heilemann. also former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst steve ratner and nbc news chief affairs correspondent and ht of "andrea mitchell reports." >> we have affairs. >> andrea mitchell. aninasto f "the politico playbook," executive executor jim vandehei. of course, willie, we've got a lot to talk about. let's start really quickly with the refs! >> they're back. >> we've got some breaking news. y,'s veryxc bseu, little she's 9 years old. she plays in the soccer le
it with at black flag similar to the one used by al qaeda. president obama condemned all the violence moments ago. >> since our founding the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence, none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. jon: so where does the story go from here. greg palkot is following for it live from london. greg? >> reporter: we're getting more and more information about the tragic events in libya as the day goes on. first who was involved along with ambassador to libya, chris stevens. the information officer there in libya for the united states, sean smith. as well as two other americans. possibly security. not to be confirmed yet. still be identified. they were killed in or around the consulate in benghazi that happened overnight. stevens was a career diplomat. played a key role in the tumultuous period in libya. the type of diplomat we come time and time again. president clinton --. this was
tonight capped off of course by president obama. the star last night absolutely goes to bill clinton. take a look at this. >> the republican argument against the president reelection is actually pretty simple pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough. so fire him and put us back in. [ cheers and applause ] >> clinton spoke for nearly an hour, and as usual he did write the speech himself, but much of what he said was off of the cuff. and if you were wondering where hilary clinton was her secretary of state duties have her literally a world away. she is standing in for president obama at the economic cooperation forum leader this week. this is the first democratic national convention she missed in four decades. take a look at this here is a great photo showing mrs. clinton catching up on the dnc. has bill clinton spoke last night, hashtag 2016 was one of the most popular. we'll be back after the break. for more online go to current.com/stephaniemiller. this year the presidential campaigns are running a re
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